Man sentenced over ‘abhorrent’ animal abuse after attacking fox with garden fork

1st August 2022 Outside of the court, Correspondent Rupert Evelyn asked Paul O'Shea if he was remorseful for his acts WATCH THE VIDEO HERE Described as an “abhorrent” case of animal abuse, secret filming revealed Paul O’Shea capturing a fox with his terrier and using a garden fork to eventually remove it from the dog's …

Hunt supporter sentenced after stabbing fox with garden fork in Pattiswick

1st August 2022 A MAN who stabbed a fox with a garden fork in Pattiswick will have to complete 200 hours of unpaid service after he admitted animal cruelty. Paul O’Shea, 49, of Mount Bures, had previously admitted hunting a wild mammal with dogs and causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal. He was sentenced …

Trail hunting suspension on national park authority land will not be lifted

26th July 2022 THE suspension of trail hunting on land owned by the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) will not be lifted following the successful appeal of a prominent huntsman, it has been announced. It was amid the police probe that led to the conviction of Mark Hankinson last year that the authority introduced …

All eyes are on the UK’s big landowners to protect foxes from being torn to shreds

25th July 2022 Back in October 2021, one of the UK’s most renowned fox hunters was found guilty of encouraging others to hunt animals illegally. Mark Hankinson, former director of the Masters of Foxhounds Association, was prosecuted after internal hunting webinars were leaked to the public. Hankinson was caught on film saying that trail hunting was used as a …

Terriermen abandon their appeal against conviction for interfering with an active badger sett

Message from Devon County Hunt Sabs 4th July 2022 Last year two terriermen for the Eggesford Hunt were convicted for interfering with an active badger sett. Seward Folland and Nathan Bowes were due to attend Exeter Crown Court today to appeal their conviction but they made a last-minute decision to abandon their appeal. The case …

They just keep coming

Ex-Belvoir Huntsman John Holliday charged with illegal hunting following an incident in January this year when the hunt killed a fox in front of sabs. ######################################## A man has been charged with hunting a wild mammal with a dog following an incident in Harby, Melton Mowbray. John Holliday, 54, of Delamere Road, Bromyard, Herefordshire, has …

The bastard who stabbed a fox with a pitchfork – PLEADS GUILTY

Message from North London Hunt Saboteurs 21st June 2022 Today at Chelmsford Magistrates Paul O'Shea, terrierman for the East Essex Hunt, plead guilty to Animal Welfare Act and Hunting Act charges as a result of covert footage taken by North London Hunt Saboteurs. Namely that he caused unnecessary suffering to an animal by stabbing it …